Crime in Oregon

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Murder of Ulisse Edera in oregon 1993 1994

Crime statistics: 1960 - 2009[edit]

Reported cases of crime in the state of Oregon between 1960 and 2008:[1]

Year Population Index Violent Property Murder Forcible rape Robbery Aggravated
assault
Burglary Larceny
Theft
Vehicle
Theft
1960 1,768,687 34,970 1,232 33,738 43 166 563 460 7,175 24,252 2,311
1961 1,799,000 36,000 1,242 34,758 48 138 626 430 7,276 24,983 2,499
1962 1,864,000 38,364 1,461 36,903 54 174 714 519 8,268 25,871 2,764
1963 1,826,000 40,362 1,393 38,969 55 161 554 623 8,823 27,023 3,123
1964 1,871,000 47,438 2,009 45,429 34 225 703 1,047 10,727 30,812 3,890
1965 1,899,000 52,376 2,290 50,086 65 226 873 1,126 12,079 34,161 3,846
1966 1,955,000 58,400 2,470 55,930 53 247 895 1,275 13,394 37,840 4,696
1967 1,999,000 69,268 3,147 66,121 61 248 1,317 1,521 17,140 43,515 5,466
1968 2,008,000 74,978 3,955 71,023 64 346 1,536 2,009 18,978 46,612 5,433
1969 2,032,000 85,543 4,527 81,016 81 371 1,760 2,315 22,853 51,692 6,471
1970 2,091,385 98,048 5,373 92,675 97 377 2,144 2,755 26,632 59,082 6,961
1971 2,158,000 106,601 6,335 100,266 70 478 2,383 3,404 28,933 63,543 7,790
1972 2,182,000 110,156 6,494 103,662 119 574 2,390 3,411 32,049 63,178 8,435
1973 2,225,000 117,860 6,512 111,348 110 653 2,211 3,538 35,772 66,494 9,082
1974 2,266,000 143,772 8,326 135,446 127 732 2,964 4,503 41,766 83,060 10,620
1975 2,288,000 154,491 10,034 144,457 142 745 2,982 6,165 43,738 90,053 10,666
1976 2,329,000 148,097 10,654 137,443 97 829 3,091 6,637 39,587 88,661 9,195
1977 2,376,000 142,256 10,830 131,426 117 948 2,948 6,817 38,880 83,306 9,240
1978 2,444,000 148,483 12,278 136,205 123 1,008 3,204 7,943 39,523 87,033 9,649
1979 2,527,000 161,045 13,781 147,264 107 1,121 3,299 9,254 40,682 96,823 9,759
1980 2,610,477 174,561 12,802 161,759 132 1,084 3,978 7,608 45,641 106,712 9,406
1981 2,647,000 186,267 12,671 173,596 117 1,105 4,780 6,669 52,067 112,518 9,011
1982 2,649,000 173,973 12,529 161,444 136 1,057 4,433 6,903 47,410 106,061 7,973
1983 2,662,000 166,398 12,986 153,412 109 1,078 4,533 7,266 46,472 98,880 8,060
1984 2,674,000 166,956 13,533 153,423 128 1,201 4,508 7,696 48,755 96,742 7,926
1985 2,687,000 180,830 14,807 166,023 125 1,363 4,986 8,333 50,690 105,725 9,608
1986 2,698,000 191,037 14,830 176,207 178 1,379 5,555 7,718 53,062 112,312 10,833
1987 2,724,000 189,835 14,697 175,138 153 1,247 5,338 7,959 48,562 113,907 12,669
1988 2,741,000 193,479 14,959 178,520 139 1,111 5,289 8,420 48,355 113,872 16,293
1989 2,820,000 173,744 14,625 159,119 134 1,314 4,282 8,895 40,197 103,690 15,232
1990 2,842,321 160,478 14,405 146,073 108 1,332 4,102 8,863 32,273 100,765 13,035
1991 2,922,000 168,165 14,795 153,370 133 1,561 4,387 8,714 34,363 105,145 13,862
1992 2,977,000 173,289 15,189 158,100 139 1,580 4,507 8,963 32,945 109,274 15,881
1993 3,032,000 174,812 15,254 159,558 140 1,554 3,930 9,630 31,072 110,878 17,608
1994 3,086,000 194,307 16,067 178,240 150 1,333 4,264 10,320 33,970 122,506 21,764
1995 3,141,000 206,173 16,408 189,765 129 1,309 4,332 10,638 34,640 133,075 22,050
1996 3,204,000 192,132 14,837 177,295 129 1,272 3,914 9,522 31,664 128,618 17,013
1997 3,243,000 203,328 14,412 188,916 95 1,306 3,811 9,200 33,507 136,129 19,280
1998 3,282,000 185,323 13,778 171,545 126 1,307 3,452 8,893 30,442 123,841 17,262
1999 3,316,154 165,866 12,432 153,434 88 1,219 2,858 8,267 26,749 113,052 13,633
2000 3,421,399 165,780 12,000 153,780 70 1,286 2,888 7,756 25,618 114,230 13,932
2001 3,473,441 175,174 10,650 164,524 84 1,174 2,749 6,643 26,648 123,034 14,842
2002 3,520,355 171,443 10,298 161,145 73 1,238 2,742 6,246 25,696 118,925 16,524
2003 3,564,330 180,369 10,506 169,863 68 1,218 2,847 6,373 28,562 122,327 18,974
2004 3,591,363 177,199 10,724 166,475 90 1,283 2,751 6,600 30,072 117,868 18,535
2005 3,638,871 170,643 10,444 160,199 80 1,266 2,478 6,620 27,621 113,316 19,262
2006 3,700,758 145,168 10,373 135,895 86 1,195 2,689 6,403 23,879 97,556 14,460
2007 3,747,455 142,920 10,777 132,143 73 1,255 2,862 6,587 22,821 94,773 14,549
2008 3,790,060 134,144 9,747 124,397 82 1,156 2,641 5,868 20,879 92,187 11,311
2009 3,825,657 123,255 9,744 113,511 85 1,168 2,461 6,030 19,377 84,265 9,869

Capital punishment laws[edit]

Further information: Capital punishment in Oregon

The Oregon Constitution originally had no provision for a death penalty. A statute was enacted in 1864 allowing for the death penalty in cases of first degree murder. Authority to conduct executions was initially granted to local sheriffs, but in 1903, the Oregon Legislative Assembly passed a law requiring all executions to be conducted at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem, the first state prison in Oregon which opened in 1866.[2]

Oregon voters amended the Constitution in 1914 to repeal the death penalty, with 50.04% of the vote. The repeal was an initiative of Governor Oswald West.[3] The death penalty was restored, again by constitutional amendment, in 1920.[2]

Initially, all executions were performed by hanging; lethal gas was adopted as the method after 1931.[2]

Voters outlawed the death penalty in the general election of 1964, with 60% of the vote. Governor Mark Hatfield commuted the sentences of three death row inmates two days later.[2]

Notable criminals and cases[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.disastercenter.com
  2. ^ a b c d "History of Capital Punishment in Oregon". Oregon.gov. 
  3. ^ Horner, John B. (1919). Oregon: Her History, Her Great Men, Her Literature. Press of the Gazette-Times. p. 313.